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The VPJU is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing video content related to sexual medicine and, in particular, prosthetic urology. The journal is interested in novel technology and devices as well as “how I do it” surgical expositions. Recommendations for trouble shooting surgical procedures, addressing complications and the corrections for problems are encouraged. Articles will be peer reviewed by leading experts in the field of sexual medicine and prosthetic urology. Because of the permanent nature of a video submission as compared to a written article, peer review will be open i.e. authors names will be known to the reviewer. Due to the difficulty of video revision, decisions by peer review will strongly tend toward acceptance or rejection rather than “accept with revision”. Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers and final publication decision will be made by Editor in Chief on the basis of these recommendations.


The VJPU will be freely available to all members of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), which includes members of the the Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine (APSSM), the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), the Sociedad Latino-Americano de Medicina Sexual (SLAMS), the Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine (MESSM), the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH). The VPJU is supported by commercial sponsors whose videos can also be viewed on this site. We encourage members of our viewing audience to express their appreciation to these sponsors for their support of our education.


All authors listed on the video are required to declare all competing interests in relation to the video. All videos should have a disclaimer at the beginning of the video listing in writing all competing interests whether financial or non financial for each author. If an author has no competing interests the statement should read, “the author has no disclosures”. If competing interests become public after publication of the article that had not been disclosed, the article will be removed from the VJPU and no further articles will be accepted from that author. If you are unsure whether you have a competing interest, please contact the editor before submission.Ethics & Patient Consent Authors will be expected to have obtained ethics committee approval and informed patient consent for a video submission that is experimental or where a procedure varied from the usual clinical practice to meet the patient’s clinical need. In cases where details or images could be recognizable by the individual participating in the video, consent must be documented visually in the film. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals, consent for display is not required.


  1. Provide email contact, phone contact and postal address for the electronic submitter so we can inform of publication decision. Communication from VJPU will be electronic, the phone and postal are for backup only. The submitter will be responsible obtaining disclosures and for informing his co-authors. The electronic submitter must be an author.
  2. Cover letter: In this accompanying email, please explain what makes your submission unique and of interest to the membership of the Sexual Medicine Societies (ISSM and affiliates APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, SLAMS, MESSM, SMSNA) and/or the Society of Prosthetic Urologists (SUPS). You may also suggest known authorities to peer review your submission but the editorial committee is not required to adhere to your suggested reviewers.
  3. Submit your finished video in accordance with the instructions for Video Formatting and Delivery.

Once your video is finalized, you will need to format it for digital delivery. It is important that your digital video files are compatible with the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) chosen online video platform.

Digital Video Requirements:

  • Length: Video submissions must not exceed 10-minutes in length.
  • Codec H.264: The preferred codec is H.264.
    A codec is the format in which your video will be encoded. H.264 files can be either: .MP4 or .MOV video files.
  • Frame rate: 24, 25, or 30 FPS (Constant)
    Acceptable frame rates are: 24 (or 23.976), 25, and 30 (or 29.97).
    Tip: It's best to encode your final video at the same frame rate as the original.
  • Bit rate: The preferred bit rate is 5,000 kilobits per second (kbit/s) for 720p HD video.
    Bit rate controls both the visual quality of the video and its file size. Set the target to at least 2,500 kbit/s for standard definition (SD) video or 5,000 kbit/s for 720p HD video.
  • Resolution: The preferred resolution is 1280x720p HD video.
    Acceptable resolutions for SD video include 640 x 480 px (4:3 aspect ratio) and 640 x 360 px (16:9 aspect ratio).
    The preferred setting is 1280 x 720 px (16:9 aspect ratio) for HD video.
    Note: VJPU does not accept 1920x1080 or 1440x1080 HD resolutions due to the large file size and high-bandwidth requirements.
  • Audio: Codec: AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
    Use AAC-LC (low complexity) for the audio codec. We do not accept ER-AAC-LD.
  • Audio Data rate: 320 kbit/s:
    Audio should be encoded at a constant rate of 320 kbit/s.
  • Audio Sample rate: 48 kHz:
    Set the audio sample rate to 48 kHz. If your original working setting was less than 48 kHz then leave it as is.

The Preferred Upload Procedure:

  1. Send an email notification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you are ready to upload your video. (Oliphant Productions is the video media manager for the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU).)
  2. You will receive an email reply notifying you about a shared a folder on DropBox.com.
  3. Once you have accepted the invitation, you can upload your file to the private folder provided.

Optional Upload Procedures:

You may use your own DropBox, Hightail, WeTransfer or private FTP account to send your video file. If you are using a private FTP account, it must be compatible with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers.
Send notification by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that your file is ready for download by one of these options.
If you do not have Internet access and must deliver your video by mail or standard delivery service, then you can send your H.264 MP4 or MOV digital video file on a disk or USB drive to:

Oliphant Productions, Inc.
70-405 Highway 111, Suite 9-449
La Quinta, CA 92253


Note: The Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) reserves the right to refuse any digital file submissions that do not meet the digital video format and upload guidelines. If file reformatting or re-encoding is necessary, it can be performed for you on a fee basis when approved by the video author.
The Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU) utilizes Vimeo Pro for their platform for online video presentation.
Sections of these technical guidelines have been excerpted from Vimeo.com/help. 

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